Pitt Law International Legal Research Class

Fall 2008 Mondays 12:00 – 12:50 Room 111 Prof. Tashbook

Syllabus

8/25

Recognize the layers of inquiry and see examples of sources that provide fundamental short information for creating international & foreign legal research projects: definitions, abbreviations, directory listings, manuals & guides. notes

Establishing International Context

9/8

international agreements- sample treaty –  lesson  planguide

9/15

tribunal research   – ppt notes & screen shots
assignment #1 due

Identifying Facts

9/22

news  – noteslinks

assignment #2 due

9/29

research reports – notes

Collecting Commentary and Analysis

10/6

general secondary skills (treatises, journals, encyclopedias, alr)

10/13

publications from IGO’s & NGO’s
assignment #3 due

10/20

navigating around the UN
practice questions –    research guide

Foreign Law

10/27

finding foreign law
assignment #4 due
common problems

11/3

civil & common law
good background reading

11/10

religion in foreign law
notes and PowerPoint

11/17

private international law
lesson notes

The European Union

11/24

sources
assignment #5 due

12/1

strategies
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